We are doing a happy dance!!!
10 Cents a Meal for Michigan’s Kids & Farms has been expanded statewide!
Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the new state budget for 2021 on Wednesday, and it goes into effect today. The budget includes $2 million for 10 Cents a Meal, up from $575,000 last year. Schools all across the state, from Detroit to the Upper Peninsula, now are eligible to apply for the grant funds. Sponsors of early childhood education centers also can apply for the first time.
Spread the news to your schools and early childhood centers! Tell them to watch for news from the Michigan Department of Education, which plans to implement the grant application process quickly.
Here are some things you can do:
And about the legislature:
Find fact sheets, resources, toolkits and more to bring healthier meals to your school and pre-school! It's all at the 10 Cents a Meal website. We're racing to add even more to make full use of the new expanded reach of a statewide program!